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Carriage clock box 2

Carriage Clock box - Part 2!

For the box base you will need•a rectangle of chipboard about of an inch longer and wider than your clock – mine is 3.25 by 5.25•four pieces 1 inch deep (adjust if you want a different depth ), two to fit the short sides of your rectangle and two to fit the long sides •The curved bits you cut off the pennants at the beginning, or use the template to cut a piece of chipboard to the right shape•Two pieces of chipboard, 3.25 by about 2 inches•Construction strips•Paper to cover

Stick the side pieces to the base, keeping the patterned paper out of the way for now. Centre the long pieces on the base and align with the side edges at the corners. Lap the extra paper you left at the sides around the corners to cover them. Now stick the paper for the sides down so that everything is neatly covered.Add the clock face and embellish to your heart's content!

Cover the long pieces with your patterned paper, folding about half an inch over the straight edge and allowing an extra three-quarters of an inch at the sides (because the base tray is wider than the main part of your clock, the trimmed piece won’t be long enough so you will need to lap the paper around the corners.) Trim the lower edge to match the curve.

Join the curves and erase the unwanted lines. Cut out and use as a template to make the second side.

Take the pieces you trimmed off the pennants at the beginning – or use the template to cut two pieces of chipboard about 1.5 inches deep at the outside edges. Cut the two short pieces of chipboard to the same depth. If you want to match the curved pieces, then follow the next few steps – Place the curved piece on top of the side piece. Matching left edges and top left corner. Trace the curved edge.Move the curved piece so that the right hand sides and top right corners are aligned. Trace the curved edge again.

Join the base and sides using construction strips. Leave a small gap between the base and sides (as shown). Complete the base by turning the sides up so that the construction strips are on the outside and using short construction strips to join the corners. Check the fit – it should be loose enough to allow for the base to be lined with paper – and adjust if necessary.

Cover and line the base with patterned paper . The clock should now fit quite snugly - but not so tight that you can't get it out!

Move the curved piece to the centre and trace the curve at the midpoint.

Cover the side pieces, folding the paper over the straight edge and trimming the sides even with the chipboard and the lower edge to match the curve. Stick the folded piece at the back but don’t stick the paper to the front of the chipboard just yet.